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Medfield Childrens Center

2 South Street
Medfield, MA 02052

Phone:
(508) 359-4239

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"WE VALUE A PHILOSOPHY OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT THAT BELIEVES:
Ø Each child is a unique individual
Ø In a broad definition of a child's social, emotional and cognitive needs
Ø In the significance of building a child's self-confidence
Ø Each child has his/her own strengths and weaknesses

WE VALUE A TEACHING ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS:
Ø The love of learning
Ø A nurturing and friendly atmosphere
Ø A child's willingness to be challenged
Ø Learning through play

WE VALUE A PROCESS OF EDUCATION THAT ALLOWS FOR:
Ø Children's various interests
Ø A balance between individual creativity and child centered activities
Ø The inspiration on new ideas
Ø A child to develop at his/her own pace

WE VALUE A CURRICULUM THAT INCLUDES:
Ø An understanding of individual learning styles
Ø The opportunity to maximize each child's ability
Ø Time for both individual and group learning
Ø Content of interest to both child and teacher

WE VALUE PARENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF WHO SUPPORT:
Ø Each child's individual uniqueness
Ø Open communication between home and school
Ø The importance of working together cooperatively
Ø Learning as a life-long, continuous process
Ø Respect for others
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Time Toddlers
7:30 – 8:30 Free Play in Big Hall
8:30 – 9:00 Divide into classes
9:00 – 9:30 Free Play/Stories
9:30 – 10:00 Outside Play –weather
permitting
10:00 – 10:30 Wash hands/Snack
10:30 – 11:00 Circle/Project Time
11:00 – 11:30 Diapers/Get ready for lunch
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch Time
12:00 – 12:30 Clean Up/Get ready for rest
12:30 – 1:00Rest Time
1:00 – 1:30Rest Time
1:30 – 2:00Rest Time
2:00 – 2:30Rest Time
2:30 – 3:00 Snack Time
3:00 – 3:30 Outside Play
(weather permitting)
3:30 – 4:00Outside Play
(weather permitting)
4:00 – 4:30 PM Activity/
Free Play
4:30 – 5:00 Clean Up/Stories
5:00 – 6:00 Get Ready for Dismissal
Time Nursery
7:30 – 8:30 Free Play in Big Hall
8:30 – 9:00 Divide into classes
9:00 – 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 – 10:00 Free Play/Project
10:00 – 10:30 Outside Play
10:30 – 11:00 Wash hands/Snack
11:00 – 11:30 Music/Stories
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch Time
12:00 – 12:30 Clean Up/Get ready for rest
12:30 – 1:00 Rest Time
1:00 – 1:30Rest Time
1:30 – 2:00Rest Time
2:00 – 2:30Rest Time
2:30 – 3:00 Snack Time
3:00 – 3:30 Outside Play
(weather permitting)
3:30 – 4:00Outside Play
(weather permitting)
4:00 – 4:30 PM Activity/Free Play
4:30 – 5:00 Clean Up/Stories
5:00 – 6:00 Get Ready for Dismissal
Time Pre-K/Transitional
7:30 – 8:30 Free Play in Big Hall
8:30 – 9:00 Divide into classes
9:00 – 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 – 10:00 Free Play/Project
10:00 – 10:30 Clean Up/Stories
10:30 – 11:00 Wash hands/Snack
11:00 – 11:30 Outside Play-weather permitting
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch Time
12:00 – 12:30 Clean Up/Get ready for quiet time
12:30 – 1:00 Quiet Time
1:00 – 1:30 Outside Play
1:30 – 2:00 PM Activity/Free Play
2:00 – 2:30 PM Activity/Free Play
2:30 – 3:00 Snack Time
3:00 – 3:30 Stories
3:30 – 4:00 Free Play
4:00 – 4:30 Outside Play(weather permitting)
4:30 – 5:00 Outside Play(weather permitting)
5:00 – 6:00 Get Ready for Dismissal "
Excerpted from the preschool's website